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Walmart to Shutter 63 Sam's Club Stores

Walmart to Shutter 63 Sam's Club Stores

"Closing clubs is never easy, and we're committed to working with impacted members and associates".

According to a USA Today report, Walmart will convert from 10 to 12 of the Sam's Clubs being closed into regional distribution centers to help fulfill its growing online business. The Illinois stores that are affected include Batavia, Matteson, Moline, Naperville, Streamwood, Wheeling and Romeoville.

Walmart abruptly announced Thursday it would close dozens of Sam's Club locations nationwide and lay off thousands of employees.

The announcement came on the same day that Walmart announced it planned to boost starting salaries for US workers to $11 an hour, give eligible employees one-time $1,000 cash bonuses, and expand maternity and parental leave benefits. State Sen. Cathy Young said within hours of the announcement she had received calls from small business owners - including many who operate local restaurants - who expressed concern over the loss.

There are 163 people who work at the eastern Henrico Sam's Club location, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.

Walmart, which owns Sam's Club, did not respond to numerous requests for comment.

Zanitsch is talking about a letter telling him that the store where he's worked for eight years is closed. The store will reopen on Friday but will officially shut down on January 26, according to a sign on the door. The phone line at the location was down, and the company removed information about the location on its website. "They are increasing salaries to over a million American workers".

Several companies besides Walmart have announced wage hikes or one-time bonuses for workers, citing the tax cut as the incentive.

"It's a great thing for employees up and down the ranks, but especially at store level", he said.

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